Thymus vulgaris ‘Silver Posie’

Names

Names

Scientific: Thymus vulgaris ‘Silver Posie’

English: Thyme

Portuguese: Tomilho

Origins

Origins

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: Mediterranean region

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameThymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'
English NameThyme, common thyme,  garden thyme.
Portuguese NameTomilho, tomilho-vulgar.
German NameEchter Thymian, Römischer Quendel, Kuttelkraut, Gartenthymian.
FamilyLamiaceae
OriginMediterranean region.
Preferences CultivationDry stony slopes and dry grassland.
Life CyclePerennial
HabitatSunlight and light, well-drained calcareous soils. Thymes dislike wet conditions, especially in the winter.
Method of propagationSow in spring or in autumn in a greenhouse. Cuttings of young shoots in late spring or early summer. Division in spring or autumn.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from June to August. H 0,3 m, ᴓ 0,6 m
Description of smells and flavorsPungent, aromatic, spicy, unique and characteristic of the plant.
Properties MedicinalAntiseptic, antispasmodic, disinfectant, expectorant, carminative and antioxidant properties, tonic, and treatment of respiratory diseases. Internally: treatment of dry cough, bronchitis, bronchial catarrh, asthma, gastritis, diarrhoea and enuresis (inability to control urination) in children.
Properties EdibilityThe leaves are used to flavor meat, mushrooms, tubers, tomatoes, onions and vegetables (cabbage) dishes.
Properties OtherOrnamental. The essential oil is considered less irritating than the other and thyme is widely used in aromatherapy to combat asthma and other respiratory problems, especially in children.
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsSide effects: when consumed internally, it may cause liver damage.
Pests and diseases & how to fight themSusceptible to powdery mildew and root rot that appear when excess irrigation.
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: Leaves and stems. Pruning: if growth is very vigorous, it is advisable to prune frequently, but take care because very flush cutting cause plant death. Harvest: the plant can be harvested at any time of the year.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators and beneficial insects.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe name derives from the Greek "thymus" which means "courage."  In the temples of ancient Greece was used as incense, which represented the symbol of grace and elegance. Was on the list of ingredients used by the Egyptians for embalming and mummifying bodies. In ancient Rome, soldiers bathed in thyme, to acquire courage.

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